FAQ: How Soon Can I Get My Springfield, Missouri, Workers’ Compensation Money?

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Were you seriously injured at work? If so, your life has likely been greatly affected and money from a workers’ compensation settlement or award probably cannot come soon enough. That’s why the workers’ compensation team at the Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Midwest Personal Injury Firm in Springfield, Missouri, is often asked, “How soon can I get my workers’ compensation money?”

According to one of our founding attorneys, Mitch Rice, there are two possible scenarios for how you could obtain your workers’ compensation money:

  1. If a settlement is reached between you and the employer/ insurance company, then obtaining your money is typically fast and easy. “Once a settlement is reached, usually it takes two to three weeks to have a settlement hearing, which has to be before a judge who approves the settlement,” said Rice. “Then the settlement check is cut, it comes to our office and we can cut a check for your share.”
  2. If the case goes to court and an award is determined, then the timeline to obtain your money is much lengthier. According to AllLaw.com, “If you won at trial, you should be prepared for a one to two year appeal process to play out before you will see a check for the judgment.”

Contact Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Springfield

The Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Midwest Personal Injury Firm specifically handles workers’ compensation cases. Not only do we have decades of trial and litigation experience, but we’ve collected millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.

We’ll sit down with you to discuss the facts and circumstances of your personal injury at no cost or obligation to you, and we work on contingency, which means there are absolutely no fees until a settlement or verdict is reached!

Request a free consultation with our team of Springfield workers’ compensation attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to speaking with you!